Critical moments happen in life. Some decry our attention. Some resolve themselves. For me, this issue has shaken my analysis. It is freedom of speech–constitutional rights.
My attention was drawn to an article in Flipboard taken from “The Guardian” and written by Julia Carrie Wong (5/6/2016). She wrote: Progressive groups decry Facebook sponsorship of Republican convention.
…. a coalition of organizations urging technology companies and other corporations not to sponsor the party of Trump.
Donald J. Trump has placed us on a precarious crossroad in the social media (one of many public airings) regarding freedom of speech. How do we tolerate his hateful speeches: his bias, his prejudice, his bigotry, his sexism. It seems the only human beings he tolerates are white, American men. The hell with the rest of the world.
Social media is a fairly new way of communicating. It is one in which I think we may have to step back and take a serious look at limiting the kind of talk we have been experiencing. Yes, this treads on the edges of censorship; a scary thought for me as a writer. Nevertheless, there must be a way to handle this. In my opinion, we are going to hear more about limiting speech on social media.
Do we give Mr. Trump a pass?
Minnie E. Miller